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The first annual free S.T.E.A.M. Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at Brayton School.  Activities for K-5 students will be available in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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Please note:  the Summit Public Schools are now using a google mail-based email system, and all teacher and staff email addresses are changing.  Effective May 1, 2015 all teacher staff email addresses follow the format of first initial+last name@summit.k12.nj.us.  The previous system used the domain @fc.summit.k12.nj.us. For example, Mr. Gil’s previous email was fgil@fc.summit.k12.nj.us.  His new email will be fgil@summit.k12.nj.us.
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  First grade registration for Summit Public Schools is scheduled for March 4, 5 and 6 for children entering first grade in September 2015. Children must be six years old on or before October 1, 2015. Registration will take place at the Summit elementary school the child will attend. If a parent is not sure in which elementary school neighborhood they reside, they may find out by calling the Summit Board of Education at 908/918-2100, X3102. Appointments are necessary for registration and can be made by calling the schools: Brayton School, 908/273-1276; Franklin School, 908/277-2613; Jefferson School, 908/273-3807; Lincoln-Hubbard School, 908/273-1333; Washington School, 908/273-0817. Registration forms can be found on the Summit Public Schools website, www.summit.k12.nj.u. All completed registration forms must be submitted at the time of registration except for the medical forms, which must be completed and submitted to the schools by June 1, 2015.  If medical forms are completed by the March dates, they may also be submitted. Also required at registration are: The child’s official birth certificate with raised seal. (Passport is acceptable if birth certificate is not available.) Four proofs of Summit residency. (Acceptable proofs of residency are listed on page two of the Preliminary Information […]
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  To order tickets online, or make a donation to the SHS theater program, go to www.showtix4u.comor visit the SPARC Box Office. Questions pertaining to ticket purchases should be directed to: Summitshstheater@gmail.com.
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On January 20, Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Julie Glazer, presented PARCC details to parents. Please click the link below to view her powerpoint presentation: Dr. Glazer’s PARCC Presentation
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In an effort to help parents better understand the new PARCC testing, scheduled for this spring, Dr. Julie Glazer and the administration will host an information night for grades 3 through 8 on Tuesday evening, January 20, 2015 at 7pm at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Information will be available regarding the testing schedule, an overview of what to expect, details about the assessments at each level, and a look at sample test questions. An information night for high school parents will be held on Friday, February 13 at 9am at Summit High School.
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Speak Up Summit, formed in 1995, are advocates for the city’s public schools and they are a partnership of local community leaders, business owners and concerned citizens who believe that an excellent public school system is vital to the well-being of the entire community. –REGULAR Speak Up Summit Meeting, Tues. Jan. 20, 8:30am, 175 Colonial Road, Summit. –STATE OF THE DISTRICT MEETING: Speak Up Summit’s annual discussion with the Administration and the Board of Education will be held on Saturday, February 7 at 9:00 am at Marco Polo restaurant. 9-9:30 meet and greet, program begins at 9:30. This is an informal discussion. No set agenda, but expect to discuss the “hot items” impacting the district now such as PARCC testing, Common Core, budgeting, teacher contracts, full-day kindergarten, block scheduling, construction projects and much more. Please support Speak Up Summit! You may bring your annual donation to the meeting. They always accept membership dues on their website by paypal at www.speakupsummit.org Please spread the word. They have moved the venue out of our members’ home and into the restaurant because, happily, this is a well-attended meeting and needed more space. Any questions, please contact President of Speak Up Summit, Melanie Wilson […]
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                The Pre-K application deadline is due Jan. 14th and the drawing is Jan. 15th.   Full Day Kindergarten application is due Jan. 20th and drawing is Jan. 21st. Please click on the links below for additional information and applications for Pre-K and Full Day Kindergarten Lotteries: Pre-K and FDK Information Pre-K Lottery Application 2015-2016 Full Day Kindergarten Lottery Application 2015-2016 Any questions, please contact Eileen Mortenson, 908-918-2160 (x.6752) or emortenson@fc.summit.k12.nj.us.  
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Invention Convention is a voluntary program that will take place on March 3, 2015 and is being offered to all third, fourth and fifth grade students in Summit. The students are asked to design an original invention or innovation of an existing product based on an area of interest. The goal of this program is to inspire students to be creative and develop problem-solving skills in a practical and hands on manner. The registration deadline for this program is January 12, 2015. For full details click on this link Invention Convention.
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The Common Council is tracking the growing number of signatures on the petition to remove voting from Summit Public Schools. Additionally, council members weigh letters from their constituents very heavily. If you support moving voting out of Summit Public Schools, please send a letter to the Mayor and members of Common Council. For your convenience, a form letter, requiring an update of your name, address, and the date is linked here and below. Email your letter to the addresses below. Thank you for your continued support. To use the form letter, please follow these steps: Download the letter from Dropbox at this link.  Click the link and Dropbox will display a copy of the letter.  You must click the blue “download” button on the top right-hand corner of Dropbox and select “Direct Download” in order to make edits. Open the downloaded letter in Word Click in the grey highlighted areas to add your name (both top and bottom) and  address. From Word, you can email the file directly by choosing File>>Share>>Email As Attachment, (or you can save the file to your computer and email as an attachment in the traditional way.) Select the group of email addresses listed above and […]
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BROADWAY COMES TO SUMMIT FOR THE 5th ANNUAL A SPARC’ling Evening of Song Saturday October 25, 2014, 7:30-10:30pm at The Beacon Hill Club Silent Auction offerings include: A vacation in a French chateau Golf outings for 4 at Trump & Westchester Country Clubs Backstage tour of The Metropolitan Opera Costume Department Wine Tasting Dinner COURTSIDE Knicks tickets & other great seats at sporting/cultural events Pippin on Broadway tickets with a backstage meet & greet with Lucie Arnaz and so much more… We are also raffling off this gorgeous diamond necklace! Tony-nominated Broadway actor, Walter Willison, will emcee this elegant & fun evening with music provided by SHS alumni & faculty to raise money for performing arts programs in Summit’s public schools. Our talented performers… Alumni: Melanie Porras (2011), Anise Molina (2010), Lynsey Newsham (2013), Greg Archer (2014), Nicole Mion (2012), Cristina Tsanas (2013), Julian Gordon (2010) Faculty & Friends: Wayne Mallette, Ron Wells, Dan King, Francois Suhr (piano), Nancy Mion, Jim Mion (piano) Tickets are $85 pp. Buy your tickets online at eventbrite.com or mail your check/donation to Lucy Thompson, 28 Waldron Ave, Summit, NJ We look forward to seeing you there!   The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) is a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1996.  The […]
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Dear Franklin Parents, Last spring, a group of parents decided to take action on removing voting in our schools.  For several years, this has been an issue of great concern to families, teachers and administrators, because on voting days, absolutely anyone can walk in the unlocked doors of the Summit Public Schools, no questions asked, no ID needed, and roam thorough unsecured hallways near where our children are learning.  In light of the recent uptrend in school shootings and violence, opening our schools to the general public is a potential tragedy waiting to happen. While there have been many discussions regarding this issue, there has been no action, and with the 2016 Presidential election on the horizon and the thousands of voters descending on our schools for that, the time to act is now.  Towns including New Providence and Berkeley Heights have moved, or are in the process of moving, voting out of the schools with the full support of their Boards and their local governments.  Unfortunately, the situation in Summit is different.  The superintendent and Board of Education have addressed this concern numerous times, but have not been successful in bringing it to a conclusion.  It is apparent that it is […]
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For information on contract negotiations with the Summit Education Association, please refer to: The district website, Summit Public School Website Karen Greco, Summit Public Schools, Communications Specialist 908-918-2100 ext 3400 You may also reach out to the members of the Board of Education.
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All report cards have been distributed. Enclosed with your child’s report card was a letter from Julie Glazer, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, discussing the new report cards and encouraging parents to complete a survey. Please follow this link to Julie Glazer’s Report Card Letter and Survey.
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